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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    October 21, 2017

    Budapest Festival Orchestra Tour

    Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

    Budapest, Hungary

    BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor

    October 23, 2017

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Auditorio Nacional de Música

    Madrid, Spain

    BRAHMS Symphony No 3
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5, ‘Emperor’

     

    November 3, 2017

    The Cleveland Orchestra

    Severance Hall

    Cleveland, OH

    ELGAR Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    ELGAR Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme)

    November 4, 2017

    The Cleveland Orchestra

    Severance Hall

    Cleveland, OH

    ELGAR Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    ELGAR Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme)

    November 5, 2017

    The Cleveland Orchestra

    Severance Hall

    Cleveland, OH

    ELGAR Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    ELGAR Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme)

    November 10, 2017

    Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    Tonhalle

    Zurich, Switzerland

    DEAN
    GRUBER
    DUTILLEUX

    November 16, 2017

    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

    Konserthuset

    Stockholm, Sweden

    STRAUSS JR/GRUBER Perpetuum mobile/Charivari
    GRUBER Piano Concerto 23 min
    GRUBER Dancing in the Dark 24 min
    STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

    November 18, 2017

    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

    Konserthuset

    Stockholm, Sweden

    STRAUSS JR/GRUBER Perpetuum mobile/Charivari
    GRUBER Piano Concerto 23 min
    GRUBER Dancing in the Dark 24 min
    STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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